What about an abuse button for comments on our photos ?

@topffer (33297)
France
July 19, 2012 4:55am CST
I know I have a cute 19th century avatar, and that the 81 years old comic drawer on my photo has a lot of s*x-appeal, but I find exaggerating to be loved at first sight by a new member falling in love every time she sees a photo : http://www.mylot.com/w/image/2546260.aspx I see only a trashcan near photos. And if I delete the comment I cannot report it. I think myLot should add an abuse button near photo comments, or GAA will be soon spammed by our PMs if this behavior spreads. Have you had problems with photo comments ? Have you deleted them, reported them to GAA ? Tiebreaker : should have I asked a picture to her before starting this discussion ? Caution : this will be perhaps deleted.
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@mysdianait (64064)
• Italy
19 Jul 12
We had a problem like this one some time ago where a new user was spamming comments on many, many photos and leaving their contact too As there is no 'report abuse' button for comments on images, and I agree with you that there should be, the only way round this situation is a PM to GAA.
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@topffer (33297)
• France
19 Jul 12
I think GAA will read this discussion, and I have not reported it. As this member makes only the same comment under photos, she is deliberately using a loophole to spam myLot, so an abuse button would be nice.
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@owlwings (38900)
• Cambridge, England
19 Jul 12
I have sent a PM to GAA about that user and he will undoubtedly deal with the spammer. We do occasionally get spammers who find ways of 'flying beneath the radar' of normal moderation procedures. You shouldn't assume that Admin will read your discussion, Topffer. He is a busy person and, I suspect, can find time to do little more than read discussion headings and select those which are likely to be Guideline violations. He certainly welcomes users reporting the less easily detected violations such as responses and comments on discussions and photos. A 'report abuse' button would certainly make it slightly easier to report abuse in photo comments and in Private Messages but, now that everyone can very easily send a PM to GoAskAlice, it would really not make a lot of difference.
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• United States
19 Jul 12
I agree that this behavior is spam, but do users actually earn for this activity? I know this sounds like a "newbie" question, but I can't find anywhere in the FAQs that says we earn for commenting on photos ... it does say we earn for uploading photos into comments and responses, but it never says we earn for commenting on these photos. The fact that we are allowed to delete comments on our photos would suggest that we do not earn for them, because nowhere else on myLot are we (the users) able to delete anything that can generate earnings.
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• United States
19 Jul 12
I do agree that you have a cute avatar, but I must strongly disagree with the s*x-appeal of the 81 year old comic artist. The fact that you need to ask whether or not you should have requested a picture of her before starting this discussion is something that might send you back into your wheelchair, though.
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@topffer (33297)
• France
19 Jul 12
In my wheelchair ? To gather information is not forbidden at myLot...
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• United States
19 Jul 12
Gathering information, huh? You make it sound like such a good and upstanding thing to do but yet I get the distinct impression that you have less than pure and noble reasons for this endeavor.
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@topffer (33297)
• France
19 Jul 12
I can swear you that you are the only purple flower in my life.
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@thesids (22362)
• Bhubaneswar, India
19 Jul 12
hi topffer Hahaha! Congrats mate, you found some one interested! I know that pic if the "commentor" had posted - it would have been a treasury chest with some gold bricks Look dear, I know we should have a delete button and maybe a more effective one but then it will take at least some hours (and that too only if someone complains and reports) for anything to get deleted and by them almost many will have read and seen what they shouldnt have... And the whole outcome of that exercise of deletion - stands no where. Practically, no one learns, and no one changes his/her way (like that one on your earlier discussion!) Sorry, but that is how I look at things. I personally feel that the rules should be more stringent and effective unless they mean nothing anywhere. And as for deletion of this post - MyLot would be unfair if they deleted this.
@topffer (33297)
• France
19 Jul 12
Hi thesids A good reason for a deletion is that I will not keep this masterpiece of declaration of love during a long time. If it stays it will be only for the discussion about the abuse button. Everybody is different : I have learned from deletions here ; I agree that I have not changed many things, but I have made some adjustments...
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@thesids (22362)
• Bhubaneswar, India
19 Jul 12
Oh, I thought you would love to have this as an artifact somewhere in that drawer Yes, some change somethings for their good and good for all... that is what makes us what we are Humans
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@thesids (22362)
• Bhubaneswar, India
20 Jul 12
The Pic is gone and the comments are on! Interestingly even I put up a comment
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@mtrguanlao (5527)
• Philippines
19 Jul 12
Oh my! I haven't experienced that kind of comment here but I had that one in my email account,grrr!!! I don't know why there are lots of seducing comments like that,it's really irritating and worse,I was mistakenly identified as a man,hehe!
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@topffer (33297)
• France
19 Jul 12
So, you don't like to be chatted up mtr ? I receive often emails like this too, and I delete them. But it is something new for me at myLot. Despite of my cute avatar, I have not received yet a PM with a declaration of love.
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• Philippines
21 Jul 12
Haha,well,your cute avatar looks like a genius and maybe that's the reason why you haven't received such declaration of love since these spammers don't like genius people,lol!
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@topffer (33297)
• France
22 Jul 12
My avatar is a forgotten 19th century French satirical writer and journalist. He had a lot of humor but was not a genius, and I am sure he would have be glad to receive a declaration of love with a PM... to be able to start a new discussion.
@Olleenz (3400)
• Indonesia
19 Jul 12
I can see your point after I saw what kind of message she/he posted to you. At first look harmless but after I see his/her profile, darn ..... that user try to abuse everyone. If someone response to his/her message, DANGER is coming .... I hope admin can deal with this matter soon as possible ....
@topffer (33297)
• France
19 Jul 12
I don't think I am impressive enough to receive a message like this from a new member, so my heart has not been broke when I saw the profile. This kind of spam bu commenting a photo was new for me, and I have just noticed the absence of an abuse button for these comments.
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@Olleenz (3400)
• Indonesia
19 Jul 12
Lucky me, never approve new friendship with zero point (except directly from ref. link).
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@topffer (33297)
• France
19 Jul 12
I have also decided to not approve anymore people with a (0) rating since I have received 3 spam messages from the same member with (0). However it happened only once, and I had approved several members with (0) without a problem before...
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@jennyze (7048)
• Indonesia
31 Jul 12
I posted some photos before, but no one commented on them, so I deleted them... I think it would be great to have an abuse button just to discourages abusers would be. Personally, I rarely comment on photos...
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@topffer (33297)
• France
31 Jul 12
You should not have deleted your photos jennyze : people were speechless with admiration in front of them. I agree that an abuse button would discourage to post such spam messages. If this -- now banned -- member has chosen photos for her spam, it is indeed because there was no abuse button.
@jennyze (7048)
• Indonesia
1 Aug 12
Or we can have a "block" button. We can always block the person who spams our photos and messages. I did use a lot of "block" button in another site.... Who would want to receive a friend request with a long message about how his/ her all family are deceased now and he/she needs someone's help to transfer his/her family money that was blocked... Hah! Couldn't be more weird if you ask me...
• India
19 Jul 12
Top, i had a great laugh after reading the comments in your photo, i agree with you, surely photo comments must have an abuse button to avoid this kind of unwanted comments
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@ravisivan (14055)
• India
19 Jul 12
vidhyaprakash I also believe similar provision of informing AA should be there. The member was trying to spam the mail boxes or photos of our members. I have not posted any photo and so no such comments.
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@topffer (33297)
• France
19 Jul 12
You are also suspecting like me that she is not sincere ? I receive twice a week a declaration of love by email, I would not like to see these spams on myLot.
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@jazel_juan (15767)
• Philippines
20 Jul 12
i like your avatar, it makes me guess about the person, before i was really curious as to what you are i mean male or female, and i feel like there is mystery behind the avatar maybe gaa could add an abuse button if ever there are people who will abuse the photos section.
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@topffer (33297)
• France
21 Jul 12
There is always a mystery behind every avatar. The photo has been deleted, but not the comments. I think there is a glitch somewhere and an abuse button would be nice.
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@sjvg1976 (18158)
• Delhi, India
19 Jul 12
Hello Topffer, I never had such an experience as i never posted my picture anywhere but that's pure spamming one should have an option to report it to GAA as we have it on the comments.
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@topffer (33297)
• France
19 Jul 12
I never post my picture anywhere, and it is the proof that you don't need to post your picture to get comments like this. Indeed they cannot be anything else that pure spamming, but putting them in a photo comment was new for me.
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@enelym001 (8333)
• Philippines
19 Jul 12
Oh no! So these spammers are here also. I haven't got any problems like that so far. But I do hope that your suggestion will be considered by GAA.
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@topffer (33297)
• France
19 Jul 12
It is not a common spammer. It is easier to do like this than to make a friend request and spam with a PM... I think there is a real danger here, even if a member with (0) has no copy/paste option and has to write the same message again and again in this case.
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@ajk111 (2527)
19 Jul 12
Perhaps you over react? when you are as ugly as me a stalker of any kind would be a blessing. And what person could not like your avatar? it shows that she has a fine eye for art, even if her eyes may be too far apart and look like a demented chameleon. I never check my photo's for comments, perhaps i should. I may have some deranged admirer, recently escaped from a asylum that i could run away with and live wild in the Yukon mountains with the sasquotch.
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@topffer (33297)
• France
19 Jul 12
It is too sad, I authorize you to write to my admirer. You will write later a best-seller, "From Scotland to Yukon, cold places for a hot love story".
@ajk111 (2527)
19 Jul 12
i am going to write to her now!
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@ajk111 (2527)
19 Jul 12
I have contacted her, please see your link in this discussion. fingers crossed! (but not to long,arthritis is murder!)
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@bunnybon7 (35549)
• Holiday, Florida
20 Jul 12
wow. thats just crazy. in fact i cant believe some of those comments. whats wrong with those people? yes should be a button. seems so infair. so if this is deleted wont be that much lose. at least you got the word out.
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@topffer (33297)
• France
20 Jul 12
What is even more crazy is that this member has hand-copied the same lines under a lot of photos -- look at the profile --, with no copy/paste privilege. If he/she wants to meet somebody, there are sites for this...
@ajk111 (2527)
20 Jul 12
she is on your profile bunnybon, under your photo "me and John"
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@bunnybon7 (35549)
• Holiday, Florida
21 Jul 12
omg. i havent looked for a while. mylot needs to remove her!! i will go look
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@Hatley (164736)
• Garden Grove, California
19 Jul 12
oh my she did not mince any words how embarrassing.think she mistook that picture for some lonely hearts club. I got a similar p m awhile back thinking I was a guy wanted to exchange pictures, said looking for a good man. I replied my lot ia not a club to find partner and I am a female anyways. think she is a bit confused?yes there should be an abuse button on pictures like that. wow.
@KrauseHome (34994)
• United States
31 Jul 12
They do need a "!" button where we can report someone's comments even in pictures as it is unfair when someone posts something unappropriate and we cannot report it. If people really think they are doing a favor adding things like this, this is not Facebook, and people from all over the world are coming here and having Fun. Just some people try to ruin a good thing when they see it.
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@topffer (33297)
• France
31 Jul 12
It was not a favor, but a true spam duplicated under several other photos of other members, because there is no abuse button for comments on photos. This did not prevented this new member with a (0) rating to have her account canceled. I don't understand why there is no abuse button, at least for comments on photos posted with a discussion : we are not able to remove these photos, so it would be logical to have an abuse button instead of being able to remove the comments.
@Hatley (164736)
• Garden Grove, California
19 Jul 12
hi topffer what gets me is this person has used the same comment on 8 other comments to photos. She does not seem to care if the person is man or woman. She had o rating so she cannot copy paste. my she must have a lot of time on her hands and she cannot have re ached 500 yet so how does she copy paste all these. She must be a nut as she somehow got hold of my email,told me she read my discussions and wants to start a relationship with a good man like myself.okay J am a woman and at my age not' interested in any relationship.I told her I am a female and not impressed with her email.
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@topffer (33297)
• France
19 Jul 12
Ms Hatley, I tend to believe that a mylot member gave her your email address for a bad joke, and that this member is laughing actually...